Situated in the quiet Manchester Square, the interior splendour of Hertford House – the home of the Wallace Collection – takes you to a world away from the stressful hubbub of nearby Oxford street.Sir Richard E Wallace (1818-1890) was the illegitimate son of Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800–1870). His private collection was left to the nation in 1897 (opening to the public in 1900) by his widow under one condition: that no object ever leave the collection.The Wallace's holdings in decorative arts, ranging from the 15th - 19th century, are world renowned and it is best known for its eighteenth-century French paintings, Sèvres porcelain and French furniture.A truly awe-inspiring time capsule in the heart of London; go and get lost in the grandeur.
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